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Estrogen

Information

Uses

Estrogen is used in contraception, post menopausal osteoporosis (porous bones), Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) and prostate cancer

How it works

Estrogen is the primary female sex hormone that, as a part of the hormone replacement therapy, works by maintaining the estrogen levels in the body, thereby relieving the symptoms occurring after menopause.

Common side effects

Headache, Vaginal bleeding, Dizziness, Fluid retention, Breast enlargement, Pelvic pain, Altered menstrual cycle, Vomiting, Nausea, Edema, Abdominal pain, Genital itching, Cholestatic jaundice, Abnormal hair growth, Anxiety, Breast tenderness, Blood clot in the blood vessels, Increased blood pressure, Vaginal spotting, Breast discomfort, Uterine bleeding , Vaginal discharge

Available Medicine

  • ₹355 to ₹710
    Pfizer Ltd
    4 variant(s)
  • ₹242
    Elder Pharmaceuticals Ltd
    1 variant(s)
  • ₹487
    Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd
    1 variant(s)

Content on this page was last updated on 10 February, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)